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15 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:21 GMT+1

October 19, 2017

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Varate the three first tankers LR1 of Friend International Shipping

is constructed by the Vietnamese ship yard Hyundai Vinashin

Today in the Vietnamese ship yard Hyundai Vinashin Long Range 1 is launched three oil - product tankers of Friend International Shipping (DIS), units that are the first ships of type LR1 to become a member the fleet of the navigation company.

DIS has evidenced that the total investment of 131 million dollars allows with the company "to add to its fleet ships with a tonnage of 75.000 tons, that they afford a greater efficiency in the transport of the cargo, without to compromise of the versatilità and confirming the ecological print that slowly marks the entire one of new constructions of the group of Friend. Moreover this model of echo-ship, maintaining a draught similar to that of the smaller ships - it has specified the company - is able to take advantage of the "new broken" created from the widening of the Channel of Panama hat".

the three new ships Long Range 1 called White Sky, Red Sky and Sky of Rotterdam carry to thirteen the ships constructed in Vietnam for the group of Friend in the last three years within a plan of new constructions of the group that comprises a total of 22 ships and a total investment of 755 million dollars.

"Vietnam - it has emphasized the president of Friend International Shipping, Paolo d' Amico - is becoming the hub shipbuilding of our fleet. The partnership with Hyundai Vinashin it allows us to work in tight synergy with the yard, being adopted innovative choices useful to construct ships from the extraordinary qualitative level, of versatilità and energetic efficiency that are demanded us by our customers, between which the oil majors, still before these are delivered us".

Two of the three launched ships today will be delivered within the end of this year and third to beginning 2018. Others three new LR1, binoculars of those launched today, will be delivered to Friend International Shipping in the course of 2018.

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